Alachua County, FL: Electricity Rates, Providers & More

Alachua County, Florida Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Alachua County, Florida Electricity Overview

Alachua County produces 72.53% of its electricity from non-renewable sources, resulting in a ranking of 387th in the US out of 3230 counties for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels.

At an average residential price of 14.67 cents per kilowatt hour in the county compared to the nationwide average 16.01 cents per kilowatt hour, consumers in Alachua County benefit from a 8.42% discount from the national average price.

Within the past year Alachua County has experienced a 65.44% reduction in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 75,489.07 megawatt hours produced from burning coal to 26,087.32 megawatt hours.

As the 413th largest generator of electricity in the nation out of 3230 counties, Alachua County produces 2,668,678 megawatt hours of electricity.

Over 27.47% of Alachua County's electricity generation comes from sustainable fuels, ranking Alachua County at 7th in the state for sustainable electricity production.

Alachua County ranks 23rd in the state out of 67 counties for solar electricity production per capita, averaging 1.35 megawatt hours generated per person each year.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,201,545 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.27 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,668,678 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    732,953 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,935,725 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    9.4 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,662,267,176 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    5,852.44 kg

Gainesville, FL Electricity Overview

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Gainesville's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 17.43 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 14.37% higher than Florida's average rate of 15.24 cents, ranking the city at 812th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. The city ranks 4th in the state out of 960 cities for electricity produced per resident from the use of natural gas. Solar power usage for electricity generation in the city has increased by 656 megawatt hours each year during the past year, which is a 22.42% increase from the year before.

Roughly 1,045,935,815 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Gainesville from electricity use each year. Additionally, the city ranks 8th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Natural Gas makes up 83.41% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Gainesville. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 15.30% and Coal at 1.14% of production. Gainesville has the 2nd most electricity generation plants of any city in Florida, with 7 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gainesville

Gainesville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.174/kWh$0.127/kWh$140.11/mo.$105.58/mo.
812th17.43¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gainesville
61st$140.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gainesville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gainesville, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.02167.482,366,748331,749,100
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED17.69137.981,909,943839,871148,603,900

Zips with electric coverage in Gainesville, Florida include: 32608, 32607, 32605, 32606, 32601, 32609, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603

Alachua, FL Electricity Overview

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Alachua's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 12.55% lower than Florida's average rate of 15.24 cents, ranking the city at 17th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. With an estimated 4,631 residential customers, Alachua Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Alachua emits 4,214.76 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 174th highest polluting city out of 960 cities in Florida based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 44,368,809.46 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 330th highest for total pollution in Florida. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alachua

Alachua residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.191/kWh$0.111/kWh$253.86/mo.$95.09/mo.
17th13.33¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alachua
64th$142.76Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alachua Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alachua, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alachua ElectricBUNDLED12.04122.1449,257.975,928,912.77
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.02167.482,366,748331,749,100
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED17.89186.1421,855,164.973,909,623,039
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED17.69137.98839,871148,603,900

Zips with electric coverage in Alachua, Florida include: 32653, 32615, 32643, 32616

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Newberry, FL Electricity Overview

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Newberry's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 14.38 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 5.66% lower than Florida's average rate of 15.24 cents, ranking the city at 145th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. With an estimated 2,319 residential customers, Newberry Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Newberry emits 4,214.76 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 174th highest polluting city out of 960 cities in Florida based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 30,603,393.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 385th highest for total pollution in Florida. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newberry

Newberry residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.144/kWh$0.120/kWh$156.35/mo.$129.07/mo.
145th14.38¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newberry
110th$156.35Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newberry Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newberry, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Florida Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.60150.73393,69657,488,000
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED14.02167.482,366,748331,749,100
Newberry UtilitiesBUNDLED14.58139.423,813.73,471,114.05

Zips with electric coverage in Newberry, Florida include: 32605, 32669, 32643, 32618

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Electricity Production in Alachua County, Florida

Power Plants in Alachua County, Florida

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Deerhaven Generating StationGainesville Regional Utilities (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 812,467563,274,817.25693.29
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 684,501308,661,427.9450.93
University of FloridaDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 375,985167,029,855.58444.25
Gainesville FL Wood/Wood Waste Solids 288,855334,064,336.061,156.51
Horizon Solar Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 141,130
Santa Fe Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 137,264
High Springs Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
High Springs FL Solar 102,174
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 42,1709,761,554.32231.48
Butler PlazaClean Focus Yield, LLC (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Solar 1,919
Solar Park Gainesville, LLCEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Solar 1,663

Alachua County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 1,662,267,176.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Alachua County ranks 19th highest out of 67 counties in Florida for total emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 993rd highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 5,852.44 kilograms of emissions per capita. Power generating plants in the county most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 71.56% (or 1,909,656.17 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Solar (14.34%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Wood/Wood Waste Solids (13.12%). Alachua County has 10 electricity plants, which is 5th most in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
71.56%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
14.34%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
13.12%
COAL
Coal
0.98%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
-0.00%

Alachua County, Florida Net Metering

Alachua County has 6 out of 6 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in Florida have above average net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 4.19%. With a state average energy loss of 5.48%, Alachua County is the 5th best county in Florida for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Alachua County:

  • Alachua, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 36.81%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 4.67%
    • Alachua Electric: 53.57%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 4.94%
  • Archer, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 55.88%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 20.01%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 24.11%
  • Gainesville, Florida:
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 92.79%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 7.21%
  • High Springs, Florida:
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 2.02%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 39.04%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 58.94%
  • La Crosse, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Micanopy, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Newberry, Florida:
    • Newberry Utilities: 6.87%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 38.18%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 54.95%
  • Waldo, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 18.94%
    • Florida Power & Light: 81.06%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

How many power plants are located within Alachua County, Florida?

There are 10 power plants located in Alachua County, Florida

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alachua County, Florida?

By total megawatt hours sold, Gainesville Regional Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in Alachua County, Florida.

How many electric companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

There are 6 electricity providers operating in Alachua County, Florida.

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2023-12-06